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Business Enabling Environment (BEE)*

The World Bank Group is formulating a new approach to assessing the business and investment climate in economies worldwide following the discontinuation of the Doing Business project. Updates on the development of the new Business Enabling Environment (BEE) project will be published on this website as they become available. In the interim, this website will act as a one-stop shop to spotlight a set of curated indicators and resources for users focused on improving the business environment.

The BEE Concept Note establishes the objectives, scope, and approach of the project, including a general description of the indicators covered and its motivation, data collection approaches, roll out for the piloting stage, geographical coverage and general timeline. It is informed by the feedback received during the public consultation process, extensive comments received from World Bank Group (WBG) colleagues, consultations with the WBG Board of Executive Directors, and further research conducted by the BEE team.

The BEE Concept Note will be followed by the BEE Manual and Guide (on the project’s governance, processes, and protocols, including interactions with governments and other stakeholders) and the BEE Methodological Handbook (on the project’s detailed methodology, including specific questionnaires, indicators, and their scoring). Both documents will be published by the second quarter of 2023.

Read the BEE Concept Note


Doing Business Legacy

On September 16, 2021, World Bank Group management took the decision to discontinue the Doing Business report. The Doing Business and Subnational Doing Business websites will continue to be publicly available as an archive of knowledge and data.

Alternative Existing Indicators

The World Bank Group is working on a new approach to assessing the business and investment climate. This section presents a compendium of existing indicators of business environment which may be of interest to many users. The new approach to assessing the business environment will aim to complement and fill gaps in these existing indicators.

Complementary Resources

The new business enabling environment project will not measure the full range of factors that affect an economy’s business environment. These are complementary resources relevant to the business environment that will not be measured by the new project, for example public safety and macroeconomic stability.


*This is a working title, and may change in the future. 


Contacts

Media
Elizabeth Price
Tel :+1 (202) 458-0387
eprice@worldbankgroup.org
General Inquiries
BEE@worldbank.org
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